The American Medical Association, which reported last month that most states' insurance markets are controlled by only two companies, has launched an online managed-care database that it said will “help physicians analyze and negotiate contracts with insurers and help provide relief from unfair corporate business practices.”
AMA launches online managed-care database
The AMA also crafted a model contract for its members that includes language that complies with laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, a news release said, and the database (available to AMA members only) will also provide updates on revisions to state laws and regulations.
“The concentrated market power of large health insurers gives them an unprecedented advantage in dictating key aspects of healthcare to physicians,” said AMA President J. James Rohack in the news release. “The AMA's new resources will be a welcome guide for negotiating fair contracts with health plans angling for an even greater advantage over physicians.”
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